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Connecticut Enacts Dissection Choice Law

Animalearn is pleased to announce that Connecticut students who care about animals now have the right to say no to dissection. Read More »


Animalearn Recognizes Compassionate Student

Animalearn is pleased to announce its 2013 Humane Student of the Year Award recipient, Andrew Puccetti, a compassionate student from Illinois. Read More »


2012 Humane Educator Awarded

Arcola Intermediate Middle School teacher Patty McGinnis was named Animalearn's 2012 Humane Educator of the Year. Read More »


Dissection Technology a Hit

Animalearn had the opportunity to showcase its humane science products from The Science Bank. Read More »


Animalearn Humane Parent of the Year Highlighted on NPR

Humane parent Anne Graff spoke about the debate surrounding high school dissection. Read More »


California Biology Teacher is 2011 Humane Educator of the Year

10/15/2011 Animalearn is pleased to announce the presentation of the 2011 Humane Educator of the Year Award to Ms. Michelle Galaria. Read More »


2010 Humane Student & Educator Awarded

07/21/2010 Animalearn is pleased to announce the 2010 recipients of its annual Humane Student and Humane Educator of the Year Awards. Read More »


It's a Frog's Life: Dissection Alternatives in Zoology Education

06/25/2010 InterNICHE and Animalearn Partner to Promote Global Access Read More »


MSU veterinary college ends nonsurvival surgeries

04/15/2010 Starting this fall, Michigan State University veterinary students beginning their surgical education will no longer train on dogs euthanized at the operation's end. Read More »


Animalearn Helps African Students Save Animals

03/17/2010 To address the worldwide concern about the harmful use of animals in education and training labs, Animalearn, the educational division of the American Anti-Vivisection Society, is helping teachers and students in Tanzania, Africa with a donation of humane dissection alternatives. Read More »


MSU finds alternatives to lethal dog surgeries

03/05/2010 The controversial practice of using live dogs for practice student surgeries and then euthanizing the canines will end beginning this fall at Michigan State University. Read More »


MSU will end 'terminal surgery' on dogs

03/05/2010 Starting next fall, veterinary students at Michigan State University will no longer practice surgical techniques on live dogs. Read More »


Vet school to cease “terminal surgery labs”

03/05/2010 Starting in fall 2010, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University will no longer use dogs and other healthy, live animals to teach surgical skills.Read More »


MSU to change vet surgery practices

03/04/2010 MSU no longer will use live animals to teach veterinary students surgical techniques, a spokesperson for the College of Veterinary Medicine said Thursday.Read More »


MSU's veterinary school to stop using live dogs for training

03/04/2010 Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will no longer use live dogs for training in invasive surgeries beginning this fall after years of review and protests from animal rights groups. Read More »


Controversial Teaching Procedures to End at Michigan State University

03/04/2010 Starting in fall 2010, The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Michigan State University (MSU) will no longer require terminal surgery labs to teach veterinary students. Terminal surgery labs use healthy animals, particularly dogs, to practice surgical skills, after which the animals are killed. Read More »


Victory! Canadian School Board Approves Student Choice Policy

02/24/2010 Animalearn thanks its Canadian supporters who recently contacted the Burnaby, British Columbia school board. In a 3-2 vote on February 23, 2010, the board agreed to create a formal policy giving students the right to say "no" to dissection. Congratulations to Vancouver, B.C. resident and humane education advocate Lesley Fox, for all her hard work to help students and animals. Read More »


Students in Middletown schools can skip dissection

01/21/2010 Students at Middletown schools soon will have the right to opt out of dissecting animals in science classes, with the revision of an existing policy that will permit students to decline any assignments using animal cadavers. Read More »


Students could opt out of dissections in Middletown

01/20/2010 he Board of Education will discuss a number of new and revised policies at its 7:30 p.m. workshop meeting tonight in the library of High School North, 63 Tindall Road. Read More »


Towards developing models for the dissection board

01/19/2010 Should a student be chopping a defenceless animal on a dissection tray as early as in 10th grade when alternatives like real-life “Jerry” dog or “Fluffy” cat and other sophisticated simulated models are available? Read More »


UGC panel mulls banning dissections

01/01/2010 Cockroaches, frogs, earthworms are the most common animals found, not in their habitat places, but in the science laboratories for dissection. They are the most common dissected species found on the dissection tray of science students, which soon may not be a done thing. Read More »





Action Alerts

CT Residents: Help Make Connecticut the 11th State to Enact a Dissection Choice Law!

04/19/2010 Animalearn, the education division of the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS), needs your help to pass legislation that will give Connecticut students the right to choose an alternative to dissection! Read More »


Help Students in Burnaby, British Columbia Gain The Right to Say “No” to Dissection

01/29/2010 *Victory* Animalearn is pleased to announce that in February the Burnaby School Board voted to create a formal policy giving students the option to say 'no' to traditional animal dissections and instead use alternatives such as computer models. Thank you to all who took Action. Read More »





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